LG announces ‘Smart’ LED Bulbs controllable with Android and iOS devices

LG has taken the opportunity to liven up a Sunday by announcing they will enter the LED lighting market by releasing their own 'Smart' LED light bulb which will be controllable from Android and iOS devices. There's two bulbs which have been announced - Color: B1030EA5L6B and Day White: B1050EA5L6B. Like most LED lights, they have an extremely long life with LG advising the bulbs will run for five hours a day for up to 10 years. The use of LED also means that they're energy efficient. Like most smart bulbs on the market - Philips Hue, LifX and Belkin WeMo... Continue reading

Retailer Roundup: Weekly Specials

It has been a couple of weeks (maybe more give or take) and we thought it was time to bring it back. So, what's on-sale around the traps? Woolworths Available now until Tuesday 25 March LG L3 II Telstra pre-paid mobile: $59 Coles Available now until Tuesday 25 March Samsung Galaxy Y Telstra pre-paid mobile: $59 Remember Coles now also have Google Play Gift Cards (Unfortunately not on-sale though). Dick Smith Available now until Wednesday 26 March Mobiles LG G2 4G Smartphone Unlocked: $567 LG Optimus L7 II Smartphone Unlocked: $199 Alcatel Onetouch Pixi Mobile Phone Unlocked: $89 Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo Mobile Phone Unlocked: $119 Samsung... Continue reading

Is LG preparing for a June launch of the G3?

LG has been rumoured to bring the G3 launch forward to a May/June launch date for a few months now, with the leak of screenshots purported to be from the device it's looking more and more likely that there's working prototypes out there at the very least and according to Geek.com, their sources are telling them that LG is arranging training for the phone under the guise of a training and over-view session for a non-existent handset with the model #: B2. The invite went out to the 'entire company' apparently indicating that the information is quite... Continue reading

LG G Watch powered by Android Wear coming soon

From the company that brought you the fashion accessory phone from Prada, we can expect big things from LG and this morning on the back of the Android Wear announcement from Google, they've announced they've been working on the G Watch. The LG G Watch will incorporate the Android Wear functionality which means Google Now cards everywhere. There's very little to actually see about the G watch beyond what is shown in the press image above. LG has the technical and design chops, honed by two Nexus phones and a Google Play Edition tablet, to make a high quality... Continue reading

Google shows what’s up their sleeve with ‘Android Wear’ – it’s all about the wearables

As teased by Sundar Pichai at SXSW, Google has today announced their plans for wearables by announcing Android Wear. Android Wear is a about bringing Android to wearables and getting information to you. As expected it's heavily focused on Google Now and it will be used by a pretty vast array of partners from the Open Handset Alliance(OHA). To start with Google and their partners will be concentrating Android Wear on the most common wearable in the consumer market at this stage - Watches. There's four major focuses with Android Wear - Information, answers, health and fitness and syncing in... Continue reading

New screenshots seem to confirm the LG G3 will be announced with QHD

A User Agent Profile for an upcoming LG Phone - the D850 - leaked by EVLeaks the other day, which is thought to be a candidate to be the LG G3, showed an extremely high resolution 2560x1440 QHD screen. Today we see some new screenshots from a Dutch site which support the argument for the G3 to arrive sporting one of the first QHD resolution screens on the market. There's two screenshots with the 2560x1440 resolution, one showing a setup screen and the other the LG lock screen. The lock screen and settings screen both show signs that LG... Continue reading

LG G3 could possibly come with a QHD screen

With the Samsung Galaxy S5 announcement now completed and the All New HTC One just about leaked in its entirety, focus is shifting towards other flagship phones coming down the pipe, and after the last couple of years we are more and more interested in what's coming from the 'other' South Korean electronics manufacturer - LG. A User Agent Profile for the LG D850. The progression of model #'s for L's flagship G series has progressed from the LG D802/803 for the LG G2, D820/821 for the Nexus 5. The progression points to the LG using the model number D850... Continue reading

LG G Flex — Review

Is curved and flexible something that should be a 'thing'? LG has been slowly climbing to the top of the Android mobile phone market for a few years, quietly improving their hardware over different models to the point where their flagship G line of phones are anticipated with much enthusiasm. When LG announced they were releasing a curved phone, it was certainly met with curiosity but the addition of a degree of flexibility, as well as the self-healing back, meant that they now had our attention. The G Flex experience begins with the box - it's curved. The very top of... Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 104 – Wearing out the wearables

Welcome to episode 104 of the Ausdroid podcast! We only managed to cover Nokia's and Samsung's announcements from Mobile World Congress in episode 103, so this week we covered other announcements and - of course - the news of the week. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Scott Plowman and Adam Ricket. Topics: TV shows now available on Google Play in Australia Sony: Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet LG: F Series (and don't forget the L Series III) HTC: Desire 610, 816 Huawei: Mediapad Tablets, Ascend G6 Wearables at MWC: Continue reading

Rumour: LG to make the 2014 Nexus phone for the third consecutive year

According to legend, it's this time of year that Google looks at their Android hardware partners and begins to choose the manufacturer of the next Nexus phone, and according to a 'business related source' that Gizmodo.de spoke to at Mobile World Congress, that manufacturer will be LG - for the third consecutive year. After the sale of Motorola to Lenovo, it was widely rumoured but never confirmed that Lenovo would be manufacturing the next Nexus phone, but this new rumour tips the South Korean electronics manufacturer who has already made two well crafted phones for Google on what must have... Continue reading

LG on staying ahead of the curve

The humble mobile phone has been around since the early to mid-80s and, since its introduction as a super large brick shaped device, it's seen many design iterations. But the design has been obsequiously slabbish since the launch of the iPhone back in 2007, with a blank rectangular glass face, but LG is trying to change that with their latest big phone to launch in Australia - the LG G Flex. The G Flex was announced back in late October, around the same time as another curved phone - the Samsung Galaxy Round - but while the other... Continue reading

LG adds more smarts to Knockon with Knockcode

Last week, LG revealed revealed to Korean press the latest device to follow up from its G Pro smartphone, the LG G Pro 2 The press were invited to have hands on experience with the G Pro 2 whilst also taking a look at the newest software addition, Knockcode. To fresh your memory about what Knock is all about, if an LG device features back-facing keys, users can double tap on the device’s screen to turn the display on and off. Now while this feature is still quite cool, the company has has programmed in a way for users to set... Continue reading

The LG G2 Mini is a mini in specs as well as name

LG G2 Mini - source: TheVerge It seems the Northern regions are getting a lot of attention recently with pre-announcements for phones, with this time the Netherlands office of LG apparently pre-announcing the LG G2 Mini ahead of the official unveiling at Mobile World Congress at least according to GSMInfo.nl. According to the site, the leaked specs which appeared the other day are correct with the LG G2 Mini being a Mini in name only with none of the higher end specs of its larger, faster brother. The phone will be powered by a... Continue reading